Power trainer, running, gym and swimming all the time? If you are looking forward to cycle outside in better climate conditions, far from the snow, freezing and the blizzards, than you should choose our Cyclocamp Porto!
In Portugal, nearby to the ocean you can cycle practically every day of the year. The only inconvenience can be rain, but not the cold. Even in winter time, when the sun shines the temperature rises above 10 oC easily.
Further advantage is that our base point (location of the accommodation) is in the outskirts of Porto, so you do not have to waste any time cycling out of the city to do your training, but not to far away in case you are in the mood to go sightseeing. From this point both flat and mountain roads are accessible rapidly, for any type of training.
It is ideal for mountain bikers as well, within 15-20 minutes by bike you have access to the „Serras do Porto” mountain range. It has an large quantity of trails, technical ones mainly. It is easy to do short (20-30km) or long rides (60-80km) with 1500-2000m positive elevation or more.
There are no predefined dates for the training camp, normally cyclist choose to do it during the winter preparation period, from November till March. It is possible to book the training camp along the whole year as well.
We offer three type of training camp at the moment:
- 7 days / 6 nights: 420,00 € / Person
- 10 days / 9 nights: 550,00 € / Person
- 14 days / 13 nights: 750,00 € / Person *
Extra charge for single room: 10,00 € / Person / Night
* The two week version includes two extra dinners as written below!
What can I do if the tour is sold out?
Let us know if you have an alternative date in your mind for the training camp, and we do our best to make it happen for you. Are you willing to do the training camp with your friends? We can organize the training camp for groups on requested dates as well!
Do you have some doubts or/and need more info? Call us (+351 938 076 430) or write to us to the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address. Under the Contact menu you can find alternative contact information too!
The price includes
- Accommodation in a three star hotel during the training camp with breakfast and dinner included
- Transport from the airport of Porto to the hotel, and at the end of the training camp back to the same airport
- Route recommendations for different type of training in digital or printed form.
- Technical support1
- Farewell dinner in a authentic Portuguese restaurant
- Native Hungarian helper, who into the cycling and mountain biking and speaks Portuguese, English, Dutch2
- Traveling to Portugal and/or any other traveling costs excluding the above mentioned
- Travel, sport, luggage, sport accident insurance (highly recommended)
- Other additional or optional expenses
- Gym lease – Optional extra3
- Supported training with van – Optional extra4
- Training plans with professional trainer – Optional extra5
- Bicycle and/or GPS rental – Optional extra6
You are are welcome to bring your own bike for the training camp! In case you need one, we can rent a Specialized Tarmac Pro or Trek Madone/Domane 5 (or similar) race bike to you for the price of 35€. These bikes typically are equipped with Shimano Ultegra/105 groupsets, they have carbon fiber frame and fork and weigh in between 8,5-9kg.
In case you would like to have a mountain bike, we can rent a Specialized Rockhopper 29” bike for 30€/day price. You can read about the rental rules in our Terms and Conditions.
Who do we recommend this training camp
- For those who would like to do their preparation season in a mild climate place far away from snow and cold
- For those who haven’t been in Portugal yet and like to spend their holidays actively
- For those who like cycling and challenge themselves from time to time
- For those who like Mediterranean culture and gastronomy
About the accommodation
The hotel has single, double or triple bed rooms with own bathroom, air conditioning and television. It is in the city of Maia, just in the outskirts of Porto (15km away from the city center). The single bedroom has an additional cost, which you can see above at the Price section. In case you prefer a single bedroom, you should let us know when you do the booking.
The breakfast and the dinner is in the restaurant just aside the hotel. The timing of these meals can be flexible but has to be discussed by the briefing the day before. The owners of the hotel like pretty much cycling, so the pay especial attention to food, which means that the breakfast is bigger dose than normally and the dinner menu can be personalized as well. At the dinner you can choose from three types of meat or fish dishes, includes soup, drink and coffee. Food allergies and special diets has to be mentioned during the booking period.
1 I have more 20 years of experience as a bike mechanic, in case it is needed, I’ll be available during the whole training camp to solve technical problems. Spare parts can be arranged as well. If a specific spare part is needed, which is not that common, that can cause some problem, or might not be available immediately. For this reason it is very important, in case you bring your own bike, that it should be in perfect condition!
2 If you have any problem during the training camp, I live 10 minutes away from the hotel, I can help you 0-24.
3 We can arrange gym tickets in case there is a need for that for 30.00 € /Person/5 entries. The 10 times entry ticket costs 45.00€ /Person and the 15 times entry costs 60.00€ /person. Please let us know during the booking period or at the briefings if you would like to buy gym tickets! The price of the gym tickets can be paid in cash only. The gym is 2,8 km away from the hotel!
4 There is an option for supported training with van. Which means that I do the same route as the group with the van which is capable to carry 5 persons and five bikes. I can do refreshment, keep clothing with me, or give technical support. I shall stop at predefined place and wait for the group to pass. Following the group with the van with the same pace is not possible! The extra cost of this service is 10,00€ / hour. I need to know the day before if you need this service, the costs are payed after the training in cash.
5 Benkó László professional trainer will help you to make a plan for the training camp, and he can consult online as well. The details are still under elaboration, if you need further information, please contact us!
6 You can rent a GPS for 5,00 € /day price, and all the tracks for the training camps will be uploaded to the device. The rental cost is paid in cash during the main briefing.
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